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Pond Keeper™ Liquid
Pond Keeper products are no longer available. See our new recommended clarifiers and water treatments.

**Pond-Keeper brand of pond and wastewater treatments are no longer being produced**

Pond Keeperall purpose liquid water treatments for ponds, lakes and water gardens.
With unique formulations and only the best ingredients, Pond Keeper brand water treatments represented some of the finest in water quality maintenance products available anywhere.

Natural Enviro created a full line of pond water treatments for small and large pond and lakes and watergardens, including concentrated bacteria blends, liquid barley straw extracts, dyes and water conditioners and flocculants.

In 2015 the company ceased operations and hundreds of pond and water garden owners in America lost access to some of the best products for keeping ponds clean and healthy.

While brand loyalty is an honorable thing in most cases it should be underlined that there are other superb bacterial products and clarifiers available on the market today.

Their concentrated bacteria was one of the best selling pond bacterias in the USA. This was a Professional Strength Pond Keeper PRO beneficial bacteria mix. One Gallon was equivalent to 10 gallons of the regular Pond Keeper Beneficial Bacteria Liquid used for small water gardens. Used in larger ponds and lakes to reduce the nutrients that cause algae it also helped maintain clear and odor free waters.

This concentrated formula simplified the treatment of larger ponds and lakes in addition to saving on shipping cost and storage space. Pond Keeper Professional Grade Concentrate was an economical way to bring biological balance back to your large pond or lake and restore health and water clarity. Pond Keeper Pro naturally reduced problematic organic waste for a healthy, clean and beautiful pond.

The product contained several strains of naturally occurring beneficial bacteria ideal for breaking down and digesting waste commonly found in pond environments to naturally keep ponds clean, clear and healthy all year long, while utilizing pulverized barley straw to eliminate the need for bulky barley bales, while still providing the water clarifier benefits of barley straw.

Pond Keeper™ Barley Straw Extract was an all-natural liquid formulation derived from a fermentation process using only barley straw.

Pro Beneficial Bacteria
Premium Pond-Vive Bacteria For Ponds and Lakes


The product contains several strains of naturally occurring beneficial bacteria ideal for breaking down and digesting waste commonly found in pond environments to naturally keep ponds clean, clear and healthy all year long.


Application Rates:
Normal Ponds: Initial Application –1 gallon per surface acre Maintenance – ˝ gallon per month

Slightly Troubled Ponds: Initial Application – 1 gallon per surface acre Follow Up – ˝ gallon per week for 4 weeks Maintenance – ˝ gallon per month

Troubled Ponds: Initial Application – 1 gallon per surface acre Follow Up – 1 gallon per week for 4 weeks Maintenance – 1 gallon per month

Barley Straw Extract
This product has been replaced with Concntrated Barley Extract


Barley Straw Extract is an all-natural liquid formulation derived from a fermentation process using only barley straw.

It is a true 2-in-1 formula, unlike anything out there, which helps keep pond water clean and clear all season long.

Application Rate:
Small Ponds - Apply 8 fluid ounces of Barley Straw Extract per 1000 gallons of pond water every month or as needed.
Medium Ponds - Apply 64 fluid ounces of Barley Straw Extract per 10,000 gallons of pond water every month or as needed.
Large Ponds - Apply 1 Gallon of Barley Straw Extract per 500,000 gallons of pond water every month or as needed.

 


All-In-One Water Conditioner
Keeping your aquarium, pond or lake healthy requires some added nutrients and beneficial elements to allow the healthy balance to be maintained in the water. A healthy balance in any ecosystem requires a bit of assistance from time to time and this is when adding a full spectrum pond conditioner can help reverse the damaging effects that can cause green waters, fish kills, algae or actual odors in aquariums and ponds and lakes.

Pond Sealant
Soilfloc® Sealant is the best polymer based sealant available for your canal, irrigation ditch or watering hole. Specifically designed to find leaks, whether in the floor, the wall or through rock formations and seal them. Soilfloc® custom blends linear and cross-linked polymers to seal any type of soil, for any sized project.

Muck Remover
The biological removal of muck and sludge from ponds, lakes and canals is an ecological way to eliminate organic sediments from ruining shorelines and making swimming impossible. Safe muck eating bacteria are blended from anaerobic bacterial mixtures and enzymes that specifically target the thick, black, stinky muck that is common in ponds and lakes.

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We have tested many so-called "all-encompassing" pond treatments but have found many lacking in performance. The Pond Keeper Liquid is one of the most satisfying and comprehensive pond, lake and aquarium water conditioners on the market that we have tested in the last 15 years.

People have asked us if they should be adding chlorine to a fish pond, of they should pour bleach into the waterfall to kill algae, the old wives tales abound when it comes to maintaining a healthy pond but the reason we like to use Pond Keeper is that it does what it says and in a very cost effective way! I'm like many of you who are looking for a cheap or homemade algae killer for my pond...well I've gone to New Mexico and back and haven't found the product that compares to this PK Liquid water conditioner.

Of course we have all encountered such products that claim to be "water polishers" or "water conditioners" or "water wonders" but so much of this is marketing. In our testing we have shown that the PK (Pond Keeper) Liquids and Dry Mixtures are performing to high degrees. The results of regular usage of the product means you gain complete water conditioning of your fish ponds, water gardens and aquariums.

Pond Keeper All-In-One Water Conditioner does what would normally take several products to accomplish. Many pond owners have heard of products like AmQuel Plus, BactaPur N-3000 and BactaPUR XLG or Pond Balance or Gard N' Gro, or the new kid on the block those Pond Care Packs that seem to be getting a heavy push by internet marketers. Some of these are excellent products and some are just repacked mixtures with different names. Our panel of pond owners find it is easier to add one comprehensive pond cleansing liquid than to mix, activate and broadcast separate mixtures every week. Simplicty is the key with the PK liquids and the results are proven.

Adding the recommended dosages of Pond Keeper Liquid, will combat a series of typical pond problems in fish tanks, water gardens, pond and large lakes. .
This is one of the most comprehensive water conditioners on the market today and offers complete water conditioning of fish ponds, water gardens and aquariums. Pond Keeper All-In-One Water Conditioner does what would normally take several products to accomplish such as:

• Remove chlorine and destroy chloramines
• Detoxifies heavy metals
• Adds essential electrolytes
• Replaces skin slime coat
• Reduces fish stress
• Removes ammonia and nitrites
• Maintains alkalinity

Pond Keeper All-In-One Water Conditioner is not a medication, chemotherapeutic agent or economic poison. It should be applied with regular water changes or when new water is added to maximize the dechlorinator benefits.This formulation is compatible with most other water conditioners and antibiotics, along with Pond Keeper beneficial bacteria. It is not compatible with strong oxidizing agents and should not be used with unchelated copper medication as it will inactivate the free copper.

**Pond-Keeper brand of pond and wastewater treatments are no longer being produced**. See our new recommended clarifiers and water treatments.

1. Removes chlorine and destroys chloramines
Chlorine and ponds.The experimental use of chlorine began in the 1890's to combat water-borne diseases such as cholera and typhoid. It quickly gained widespread acceptance because of its low cost and high efficiency in killing just about everything hazardous in water. The problem with chlorine is that it is a known toxin and the implications of drinking this toxin over the long-term (i.e. your lifetime) is highly uncertain. Chlorine disinfection of water works by the formation of Hypochlorous and Hydrochloric acid. It is an extremely reactive substance and may also chemically bond with other substances in water, depending on the conditions to form further toxins. For example, it is known that chlorine reacts with naturally occurring phenols in water (which are naturally produced by plant life in water) to form Chlorophenols which are highly toxic to all aquatic life.

Chloramines and ponds
Chloramines Make Tap Water Safer for People but not for Fish. Most of the tap water, coming from local water districts and running out of most people's faucets in the U.S., contains chloramines. In fact most tap water has contained chloramines for several years, so chloramines are not really new. Chloramines are a chemical combination of chlorine and ammonia. Before chloramines were used, most tap water contained chlorine, which killed most of the pathogens in the water and made tap water “safe to drink”. Without question killing pathogens in tap water by adding chlorine or chloramine improves the safety of the tap water for most of the people most of the time. But the chlorine apparently reacts with organic matter in the water to form chlorinated-hydrocarbons, which are thought to cause cancer, and epidemiological evidence confirmed higher cancer rates in people in areas with chlorine in their tap water. Chloramines safer, so chlorine was replaced by chloramines in tap water. Chlorine is relatively easy to neutralize, but chloramines are not. So chloramines have posed a greater threat to fish.


2.
Detoxifies heavy metals
Water added to ponds may contain ferrous bicarbonate, detected by a brown precipitate that forms when neutral or alkaline water is aerated. Besides being mildly irritating to the fish, ferrous bicarbonate stains equipment and causes water to become cloudy. E.D.T.A. (Ethylene Diamine Tetra Acidic Acid) can be used to chelate out any heavy metals such as iron or copper from the water. To make a stock solution with EDTA, use 1 teaspoon and mix it with 4 ounces of distilled water. Shake well. Then use 2 drops of this stock solution per gallon of pond water. EDTA will lower your pH, so care should be used when adding it to the pond. We suggest taking a pail of water out of the pond, check the pH and then add 2 drops of EDTA per gallon of pail water. Mix the water well and then test the pH once again. The maximum amount per day that the pH may be dropped is 0.2, any more can pH shock the fish, make the fish stressed and cause a disease outbreak in the pond.

3. Adds essential electrolytes
Adding essential electrolytes can help provide all the essential elements fish need to stay healthy and vibrant. Can also help to reduce algae blooms when combined with bacteria, aeration and proper pond design.

4.
Replaces skin slime coat
The product, when added as prescribed, acts as a liquid bandage, to protect and heal damaged fish tissue. Goldfish and koi secrete a mucoprotein protective slime coating that covers the scales and skin. This slime coat acts as a defense against invasion by bacterial, parasitic and fungal pathogens. Essential electrolytes necessary for osmoregulation are lost through breaks that may occur in the skin and slime coat, causing dangerous stress. Open wounds and abrasions caused by handling, netting, and breeding behavior are readily attacked by disease organisms, resulting in further stress and disease but using PK Liquid forms a synthetic slime coating on the skin of fish, replacing the natural slime coat and easing stress.

5. Reduces fish stress
Our fish are often are babies! We take care of themand nurture them. Reducing stres is key to maintaining a healthy fish population in any sized pond wether it is 500 gallomns or 5000 gallons! Swim my little buddies...and Prosper!

6. Removes ammonia and nitrites
If pond water ammonia is not dealt with in your pond, it can prove deadly for your fish. Even slightly elevated levels of ammonia will distress your fish because it leaves them open to infection and disease. Unhealthy levels of ammonia are caused by fish overpopulation and excess detritus, which acn becomprised of fish waste decaying plants. High ammonia levels must be treated immediately to safeguard the life of your pond. If your high ammonia levels remain untreated, nitrites will form in the water.

Nitrites are especially toxic for fish. While the beneficial bacteria and enzymes residing in the pond water will eventually turn these nitrites into benign nitrates, it is often not in time to save the pond's fish. Consequently, nitrites must be dealt with - but dealing with the ammonia is first and foremost to guard against a nitrite problem. Nitrates are a form of nitrogen; they are not harmful to fish and are basically food for your pond's plants. In other words, they are good things. But, an excess of nitrates cannot always be safely absorbed by the pond’s plant life. In such cases, an over-abundance of nitrates can lead to methane gas production, blanket weed, algae, high acid content in the water, etc.


7.
Maintains alkalinity
Alkalinity, often referred to as "carbonate hardness," or German carbonate hardness, is the measure of carbonate and bicarbonate concentrations in your aquarium water. Alkalinity is a measure of the ability of a solution to neutralize acid without changing the pH. It both controls and maintains water pH. Carbonate hardness is measured in degrees (dKH), parts per million of calcium carbonate (ppm CaCo3), or milligrams per liter (mg/L). Alkalinity is not the same as pH because water does not have to be strongly basic (high pH) to have high alkalinity. Alkalinity is related to the amount of dissolved calcium, magnesium, and other compounds in the water and as such, alkalinity tends to be higher in "harder" water. Alkalinity is naturally decreased over time through bacterial action which produces acidic compounds that combine with and reduce the alkalinity components. In an established pond, the ideal Alkalinity measurement should be around 100 ppm. Readings from 50 to 200 are acceptable.

Pond Keeper™ All-In-One Water Conditioner
is not a medication, chemotherapeutic agent or economic poison. If it was we wouldn't touch it with a ten foot fishing pole! It should only be applied with regular water changes or when new water is added to maximize the dechlorinator benefits.

This special formulation is highly compatible with most other water conditioners and antibiotics, along with most mixtures of beneficial bacteria. It is not compatible with strong oxidizing agents and should not be used with unchelated copper medication as it will inactivate the free copper so copper sulphate is contra-indicated.





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